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AGENDA 2000

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French Equivalent: Agenda 2000

Definition:
Agenda 2000 is a Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform package proposed by the European Commission in 1998. After a number of modifications, the European Union Heads of State agreed to a package of reforms in March 1999.

Context:
Beginning in 2000, the package reduces price supports and increases direct payments for cereals and beef, while lowering oilseed direct payments (by harmonising them with cereals) and raising the milk quota. Dairy support price reductions and the introduction of new dairy direct payments are delayed until 2005, along with a second round of milk quota increase. The package is sometimes referred to as the “Berlin Agreement” to distinguish the agreement from the initial European Commission proposals.

Source Publication:
OECD Agricultural Outlook: 2001-2006, OECD, 2001, Annex II – Glossary of Terms.

Cross References:
Berlin Agreement
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics - Agricultural policy indicators

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, February 28, 2003